You can sit down with your teacher during your lesson and tell him or her how you want to progress with the guitar. They can tell you if your ideas are realistic or if you need to rethink your ambitions. Together you can set your goals, agree a teaching plan, and work towards those goals each week. A good guitar teacher will understand what you want to achieve, and their teaching methods and advice will adapt to your specific needs. They can watch you play and see where you are going wrong and what you need to do to fix it.
With a real guitar player acting as your teacher you can ask questions, focus on the things that really interest you or challenge you, and also learn from their experiences as a musician – after all there is more to being a guitar player than just learning chords and scales. Their stories about songs they’ve written, bands they’ve played in or gigs they have performed in will all help you to grow and develop as a musician and increase your understanding.
And don’t forget, your guitar teacher will still send you home each week with things you can use to continue your practice and learning between lessons, which may include links to online video or other resources that can act as reminders.
The practice you do at home each week is essential if you are going to progress – nobody can learn to play an instrument in 30 minutes or an hour each week, no matter how good the teacher or how well structured your guitar lessons. The secret to learning is repetition – this means you should practice each day between your lessons, for at least 20 – 30 minutes. There are ways to make this easy for yourself and help you get into the habit of regular practice - here are a few simple tips:
Ready to start playing the guitar? Contact Rock Scholars today to enquire about Perth guitar lessons and we will find you the perfect tutor and set you off on the road to greatness.